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For Jerry Seinfeld, the laughs just keep on coming
If Jerry Seinfeld’s bits seemed familiar to his fans at the Benedum Center last Saturday night, they didn’t appear to notice. Or if they did notice, they didn’t care. Seinfeld, who has been enterta...
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Painting by Numbers: 32B, 34C, 36D’: Women become living canvases for cancer awareness
At first, most were shy that afternoon last September, modestly folding their arms over their bare breasts. But it wasn’t long before the 23 women who volunteered to have their chests painted to ra...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel sentiment does little to deter college-bound students
Brown University was not a very friendly place this past year for its pro-Israel students. Last January, anti-Israel protestors at Brown disrupted a conversation about Jewish identity that featured...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noteworthy teachers get the call as Unsung Jewish Heroes
With much applause, communal honorees were celebrated for lacking acclaim. At Sunday’s annual Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration, 20 educators were heralded for their sound fidelity with pronouncemen...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future

BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversation about Israel takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
Daniel Gordis began his address to supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh last week by announcing that what was about to happen within the walls of Rodef Shalom Congregation was ...
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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
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Archives
Who were the Jews of Kaifeng?
by Lee Chottiner, Compiler
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish community of Kaifeng, a city in southwest China, dates as far back as the 9th century. While the history of the community is sketchy, it is believed that Jewish merchants from Persia or ...
Pittsburgh to host two major Jewish teens conventions this winter
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The winter of 2011 will find Pittsburgh as the host city to two distinct — and large — regional conventions for Jewish teenagers. More than 140 teenagers from NFTY PAR (the Pennsylvania and New Jer...
Youth programming key to Pittsburgh-Karmiel relations
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Third in a series on the 15th anniversary of the Pittsburgh-Karmiel-Misgav relationship through Partnership 2000.) KARMIEL, Israel — “Our roots are all from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” 17-year-old ...
Chronicle to donate photo file, other artifacts, to Rauh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle’s move from Shadyside to Squirrel Hill is proving to be a bonanza for the archivists of Pittsburgh’s Jewish history. Since the Chronicle announced its move in late December, re...
Hillel Academy: Through the eyes of students
by Chasya Cowen, Sara Nimchinsky and Maia Wiesenfeld
Hillel Academy
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh has recently taken steps to help the school develop into a more positive learning environment. By having a paperless school, promoting healthy eating and encouraging re...
Steel City has helped a young Israeli city to grow
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(This a revised version of part II in a series on the 15th anniversary of the Pittsburgh-Karmiel-Misgav relationship through Partnership 2000.) KARMIEL, Israel — When the 2006 war between Israel an...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Chabad of the South Hills will hold Mommy and Me classes taught by Batya Rosenblum Tuesdays through Jan. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. There is a charge. Con...
Chronicle to move to new location
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
After 25 years at the same location, The Jewish Chronicle is pulling up stakes. Western Pennsylvania’s only Jewish news organization recently sold its building at 5600 Baum Blvd., on the Shadyside-...
Keystone-Mountain BBYO to set up alumni organization
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Keystone Mountain Region BBYO will launch an alumni network Jan. 23. Friends & Alumni Network (FAN) will kick off that day with a 10 a.m. program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pitts...
Tel-Aviv’s $60M eco-office tower a go
by Green Prophet Staff
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tel Aviv’s first “green” office tower uses recycled, sustainable and domestic building materials and ecological maintenance procedures for a long-term low impact on nature. Israel’s scarce water an...